No Advances in the Last Decade in Closing the STEM Gender Gap

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

As the total numbers of science doctorates awarded nearly double, the percent of women obtaining these degrees is unchanged after a decade of 'reform' and awareness.

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Don't Be a Power Hog: How Sharing Information, Time and Authority Makes You a Better Leader

Rebecca Helton, MA

Being generous can mean sharing your feedback, your knowledge, and your credit with people–but most importantly, it can mean the difference between a good leader and a great one. …

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Rock Talk: Comparing Success Rates, Award Rates, and Funding Rates

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Let’s delve a bit deeper into one of your and my favorite topics: success rates. Most of you monitor success rates as an indicator of NIH funding trends but …

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New NIH Biosketch Format Required Starting January 25, 2015

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The NIH will begin requiring biosketches in the new, five-page format for all applications submitted on or after January 25, 2015.  (Read the announcement.)  You can download a sample of the new …

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Get Your Genetics Questions Answered

Rebecca Helton, MA

Dr. Nancy Cox, Director of the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, is participating in Reddit’s Human Genetics AMA week with an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A session.  Check it out …

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Bad News About Your Right to Privacy, Faculty

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

So, you finally got your big kid job and now you’re all settled into with snazzy new computer, you’ve got voice mail that pops up and records your …

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In It Together: Dyadic Coping Among Doctoral Students and Partners

Rebecca Helton, MA

Completing a doctoral program is hard. It can also be hard on your partner.

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A Project Management Approach That Works

Rebecca Sappington, PhD

The goal: implement a project management strategy that allows you to easily organize and synthesize data, track progress and strategize. Enter my strategy: the Storyboard!

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Cool Jobs

Rebecca Helton, MA

I stumbled across this article about a chemistry professor who did science advising for Breaking Bad.  That sounds like an awesome gig.  Does anyone have any stories about opportunities that …

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Myers Briggs Made Useful: Academic Edition

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Ask someone if they would take a personality test and they may first think of strange inkblots and probing questions about their childhood. Today’s personality tests move far beyond …

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